In Catholic World Report, writer K.V. Turley has been doing the great service of interviewing a wide range of Catholic writers and artists. So far, he has spoken with a number of authors including Catholic novelists Michael D. O’Brien and Fiorella De Maria.
Here is a complete list of the interviews, along with a brief quote from each.
George Weigel: “You never know what you really believe until you try to teach it or write it.” Read more.
Fr. James V. Schall: “What books would I recommend to writers? The same books I would recommend to anyone. One does not read books about how to write. One writes books that hopefully someone will read. Well read books are not well read for nothing. Read them.” Read more.
Fiorella De Maria: “There is no greater way to explore the complexity of what it means to be a human being, divinely created, than through fiction.” Read more.
Joseph Pearce: “The writer’s vocation is to give back to the Giver of the gift the fruits of the gift given.” Read more.
Michael D. O’Brien: “Whether one’s work is explicitly or implicitly Christian in themes, the writer’s fidelity to ultimate reality—to Truth—enlarges the reader’s universe.” Read more.
Fr. George Rutler: “The writer, like any artist, is called to bring people closer to God through beauty expressed, truth told, and virtue taught. Simple as that.” Read more.